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    Quote Originally Posted by AyrshireTaper View Post
    Sander arrived today, looks spot on, decent weight. Plugged into mains in garage worked fine when giving walls a scuff. Took plug off and tried to put on a site 110v plug but cant get it working thro my generator. Any ideas??
    Isnt its 240v machine won't work with 110v?! and if you do somehow get it too will either run way to slow or blow the speed switch when turned up or down.
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    Isnt its 240v machine won't work with 110v?! and if you do somehow get it too will either run way to slow or blow the speed switch when turned up or down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyrshireTaper View Post
    I had a search and found a few threads on sanders (festool, vario etc.) but they seem expensive. I'm looking for cheaper sanders that still provide a decent standard - build quality, feel, weight etc. I've always used an idiot stick when sanding so looking to give my arms and lungs a rest!
    I'll start off with this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELECTRIC-DRYWA...#ht_2715wt_951

    Any thoughts??
    i bought one of thise in a moment of madnes! waste of money, used it about half a dozen times and it started sparking then blewup on me. shite.


    got one of these as well and i have to say its not too bad

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Adjustable...item20b4a3818a

    .....well, apart from ive had to mess about with the electrics a bit, put a new switch on and its now held together with gaffer tape! i suppose you get what you pay for!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Isnt its 240v machine won't work with 110v?! and if you do somehow get it too will either run way to slow or blow the speed switch when turned up or down.

    yeah they are 240v machines lol he must have snipped the wire and banged the 110v connecter onto the end lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    yeah they are 240v machines lol he must have snipped the wire and banged the 110v connecter onto the end lol
    Thats what i did, ha. I could've sanded the house thro 110v but it would've took a while!! Just switched the genny over to 240v
    Onto the review - Sanded 2 houses with it thro the week over 3500 sqft and it's still going strong! Don't have much to compare with weight, speed etc. (first time with a power sander!) but felt the weight of it on ceilings, would def prefer a lighter machine. Variable speed does exactly what it says (no spikes in power etc.) giving a good range. The machines louder than i was expecting when in use (had to switch it off to speak!)
    I would need to sand a good few more houses with it to recommend it wholeheartedly to you guys but for 60 i think it's a steal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyrshireTaper View Post
    Thats what i did, ha. I could've sanded the house thro 110v but it would've took a while!! Just switched the genny over to 240v
    Onto the review - Sanded 2 houses with it thro the week over 3500 sqft and it's still going strong! Don't have much to compare with weight, speed etc. (first time with a power sander!) but felt the weight of it on ceilings, would def prefer a lighter machine. Variable speed does exactly what it says (no spikes in power etc.) giving a good range. The machines louder than i was expecting when in use (had to switch it off to speak!)
    I would need to sand a good few more houses with it to recommend it wholeheartedly to you guys but for 60 i think it's a steal!


    well my one still works perfect gave it to an oldboy cause it was taking up room but i have my flex now so if i didnt buy the flex id probably still be using it people think "oh madness cheap shite" ive bought dirt cheap tools off the net that have lasted far longer than expencive ones :L dewalt for example...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyrshireTaper View Post
    Sander arrived today, looks spot on, decent weight. Plugged into mains in garage worked fine when giving walls a scuff. Took plug off and tried to put on a site 110v plug but cant get it working thro my generator. Any ideas??
    ever get it back working? still got it and the driveshaft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    ever get it back working? still got it and the driveshaft?
    Aye, Its been working good, no problems so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyrshireTaper View Post
    Aye, Its been working good, no problems so far
    ah mines hit 5 months old but since i got the flex i gave it to the oldman...... its having problems now...... its working fine then it seems to be sorta kicking? and you have to stop and pop the square end of the shaft back into the head....... 2 mins later it does it again pain in the assss

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